Local Area

Wroxham Miniature worlds is located in the heart of Norfolk with its many local facilities and attractions that can make for a wonderful day out or weekend away.  We have assembled a list of other attractions and ideas of things to do in the area to help make the most of your visit to the area.

Broads National Park

The Broads are known as ‘Britain’s Magical Waterland’ and offer an opportunity to explore this unique wetland environment.  The many visitors centres and museums give you the opportunity to learn about the heritage of the area or take a trip up the towers of one of the many churches to take in a fabulous views over the area.  Take a boat trip, paddle your own canoe or just take a walk along the riverside there is so much to explore.

Roys of Wroxham

Roys of Wroxham is probably the UK’s Largest Village store.  With lots of departments selling everything from Kitchen gadgets and clothes to Toys and DIY and even a garden centre. There is always something for everybody to explore.  Opened in 1899 by Alfred and Arnold Roy for over 100 years it has served the needs of both the locals and the thousands of visitors to the area on holiday. The Roys complex is one of the largest retail experiences in Norfolk.

Bure Valley Railway

Take a trip on the wonderful little trains that make their way along the picturesque Bure Valley on the longest 15 inch gauge railway in Britain.  Travelling between Wroxham and the historic market town of Aylsham you can explore its timeless appeal.  Run by a team of volunteers these little steam trains ply their trade all year round with the station at Wroxham adjacent to Wroxham Miniature Worlds.

Broads Tours

Broads tours offer a wide range of pleasure trips on their river cruisers giving you the chance to enjoy the scenery of the broads from the comfort of your seat.  A trip along the river amongst the resident swans, ducks and many other birds allows everyone time to spend with nature and have a relaxing experience. Join the boats in the centre of Wroxham with trips from 1hr to 4hrs it makes a great way to see what makes the Broads so special.

Boat Hire

Ahoy there captain, why not take control of your own boat on the broads.  From small electric launches that can be hired by the hour or bigger boats that can hold large parties there is no better way to spend an afternoon than messing around in boats. If you want a more sedate experience why not hire a canoe to see nature at an even closer level on your own or as part of a guided tour.  There is no better way to explore even more of the Broads natural beauty than by boat.

Wroxham Barns

Wroxham Barns is set in the countryside Just a short distance from Wroxham.  With its large range of traditional shops, coffee shops and craft emporiums there is something for everybody to enjoy. The classic funfair rides and junior farm offer something for the little ones. Open all year round Wroxham barns has been drawing in the crowds for many years and combining it with a trip to Miniature Worlds makes for a great day out and its just 5 minutes drive away.

Ashmanhaugh Light Railway

Open on the first Sunday afternoon of the month this 7 and a quarter inch gauge railway allows passengers to have a pleasant afternoon travelling around the picturesque 10 acre site.   There is also a chance to undertake a course to learn how to drive one of the fascinating little steam trains.

Time from Miniature Worlds:  5 minute drive to Beeston St Lawrence


A unique adventure park for outside fun including treehouses, zip wires, jungle bridges, walks, boat trips and meet the Crocklebogs, Twiggles and Boggles.    An activity filled day for the family hidden away within short distance of Wroxham.  A one off atraction that cannot be found elsewhere in the country. Time from Miniature Worlds:  5- 10 minute drive

A little further afield:

Caister Motor Museum

Set in the grounds of 15th century Caister castle this is the largest collection of privately owned vehicles in the country ranging from  veteran, vintage and sports cars with one of the first cars from 1893 to a Bentley and Bugatti.    A complete day out visiting the 15th century castle and the museum.

Time from Miniature Worlds:  30 minute drive

Merrivale Model Village

Set on the promenade in Great Yarmouth amongst the landscaped gardens a model village was created over 50 years ago.  With new attractions continually added see village life, play a game of crazy golf, see the garden railway, spend time enjoying the games of yesteryear in the penny arcade  and end the visit in the tea shop. Time from Miniature Worlds:  40 minute drive

Great Yarmouth

Enjoy a traditional day at the seaside with sandy beaches, all the rides at the Pleasure Beach , ice cream on the promenade, donkey rides on the beach and  watching the sunset with traditional fish and chips.  A popular location for holidaymakers for decades this town will provide entertainment for all the family.  Time from Miniature Worlds: 40 minutes drive

North Norfolk Coast

With miles of beaches to relax on, traditional seaside towns to browse through, historic houses to visit and miles of country walks the North Norfolk Coastline offers outstanding beauty and opportunities for all kinds of activity to please all visitors.  The many nature reserves offer unique wetland habitats for ornithologists to enjoy.  You can even take a boat trip out to Blakeney Point to see the seals if you feel adventurous.  Time from Miniature Worlds: 40 minutes drive

North Norfolk Railway

View the delights of the North Norfolk countryside by steam train.  Let the trains of the past take you through the outstanding natural beauty of the area and visit the traditional and quaint seaside town of Sheringham.   Spend time browsing the eclectic mix of shops and eating traditional fish and chips

National Trust and English heritage

The County has a wealth of history to share and the National Trust and English Heritage maintain a large array of country houses and historic sites.  To name a few, visit the ancestral home of Ann Boleyn at Blickling Hall, or Holkham Hall with the famous Holkham beach,  Sheringham,  the seals in the Blakeney Nature reserve and one of the best examples of a Motte and Bailey castle at Castle Acre , to name just a few.

Mid-Norfolk Railway

The Trust established in 1995 revitalised the old railway between the market towns of Wymondham and Dereham.  With more lines to renovate this line is an ongoing project for many years to come.  With a regular timetable and numerous special events throughout the year check out this special journey through the countryside.